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Viscount c/n 397

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Below are the 24 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 397 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
October 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1958 for a test flight.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The Vickers production facility can just be seen to the right of the aircraft.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
October 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1958.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Vickers Photo Ref 6564H

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

3

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
October 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1958.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9212 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
October 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1958.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9214 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
October 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9215 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
October 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1958.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Note the high nose angle to reduce speed to match the photographer's plane which was usually a de Havilland DH104 Dove or DH114 Heron.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9217 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
October 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1958.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

VASP used this photo to produce a post card.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
October 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in October 1958.

It is being loaded with boxes of spare parts prior to departing on delivery to Brasil.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9282 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
November 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Washington National Airport, DC, USA in early November 1958 during its delivery to Brasil.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Nigel Wemyss via Colville Wemyss

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
November 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil in November 1958 with a lineup of stewardesses in a variety of smart uniforms.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Carlos F T Motta collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
December 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at an unknown location circa December 1958.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Rogério Teixeira Varadi‎

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
June 1972

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil circa June 1972 in a later livery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
December 1972

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Galeão International Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 13 November 1973.

It is being pushed back from the gate.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin and that the forward cabin door has obviously come from another aircraft as the cheatline doesn't match.

Photo source - Vito Cedrini

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
October 1973

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in October 1973.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin and that the forward cabin door has obviously come from another aircraft as the cheatline doesn't match.

Photo source - Vito Cedrini

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC
November 1973

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Galeão International Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 13 November 1973.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ron Mak collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BIY
July 1978

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in July 1978.

Note that the integral front 'airsteps' seem to have been removed.

Also note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BIY
June 1980

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay circa June 1980.

Photo source - Pilotoviejo collection

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Ronald J Clark
N480RC-F
April 1982

Purchased from PLUNA - Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 26 April 1982, two weeks after its arrival from Uruguay in ex PLUNA livery with the unusual temporary -F ferry suffix to its US registration.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

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Ronald J Clark
N480RC-F
September 1982

Purchased from PLUNA - Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in September 1982 in ex PLUNA livery still carrying the unusual temporary -F ferry suffix to its US registration.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

It never flew again.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

20

Go Transportation Inc
N480RC-F
October 1984

Purchased from Ronald J Clark. Taken still stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1984 and still carrying the unusual temporary -F ferry suffix to its US registration.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

It is now minus its Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engines.

Photo source - Michael Beier

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Go Transportation Inc
N480RC-F
August 1985

Purchased from Ronald J Clark. Taken still stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in ex PLUNA livery and still carrying the unusual temporary -F ferry suffix to its US registration.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The Propellers and other parts have now been removed to support the Go Group fleet of Viscounts.

Photo source - AirNikon

22

Go Transportation Inc
N480RC-F
September 1986

Purchased from Ronald J Clark. Taken still stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in ex PLUNA livery and still carrying the unusual temporary -F ferry suffix to its US registration.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The Propellers and other parts have now been removed to support the Go Group fleet of Viscounts.

In the left background is engineless Sud SE210 Caravelle N777VV.

Photo source - Martin Hodges

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Jadepoint USA
N480RC-F
January 1989

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken still stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in ex PLUNA livery and still carrying the unusual temporary -F ferry suffix to its US registration.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

It lingered on for another three years before it was scrapped.

Five other Viscounts can be seen stored in the background.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

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Jadepoint USA
N480RC-F
June 1996

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Remains of the front section of the fuselage taken at an unknown scrap metal yard in the Tucson, Arizona, USA / Davis Monthan AFB area circa June 1996.

This is a 'still' taken from the film 'Con Air' which was released in 1997 and starred Nicholas Cage.

Image credited to Touchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Photo source - Clive Worboys

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